With Newcastle United currently sitting in the top four, they invite an out-of-form Chelsea to St. James’ Park. With the World Cup break on the horizon, Graham Potter will be desperate to get one last win to turn things around.
Newcastle United vs Chelsea Predictions for Final Game Before World Cup Break
Newcastle United Current Run of Form
Eddie Howe has his side winning games and scoring goals this season. Since an October 1 win over Fulham, they have only dropped points once, against Manchester United, scoring 20 times in that period.
It may be too late for The Magpies to challenge Manchester City and Arsenal but never say never.
Chelsea Run of Form
From a team riding a wave of momentum to the complete opposite. After a strong start to life for Potter at Stamford Bridge, the wheels have come off. The Blues are currently on a run of four league games without a win, losing their last three domestic games in a row in the process.
Injuries have no doubt stalled things, but the project needs to start showing promise soon.
Recent Head to Head
Recent trends in this fixture give the nod to Chelsea. They have won seven of their last eight league games against Howe’s side, including the last four in a row. In addition, The Magpies have lost three of their last four home league matches against the away side.
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Newcastle United vs Chelsea Prediction
While most signs point to a win for the home side it is hard to see their opponents losing three in a row in the league. If Potter’s side did drop their third in a row that would be their worst streak in seven years. There’s far too much talent in the squad to equal such a record.
The absence of Callum Wilson is sure to play a big part either way.
Current Odds: Newcastle United vs Chelsea
SkyBet has the home side as favourites to win with odds of 13/10 to come away with the spoils. The away side aren’t too far behind at 2/1 odds to come away as the victor.